What to Wear to Black-Tie Optional Wedding Reception

posted 3 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Do you like this outfit or should I keep looking
    Yes, I like it. : (31 votes)
    67 %
    No, I would keep looking. : (15 votes)
    33 %
  • Post # 3
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I don’t think it’s formal enough as the best man’s wedding.

    Post # 4
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    shoes arre cute i would find a different dress though

    Post # 5
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I think it is definitely formal enough! And it’s modern and beautiful – I would totally wear that!

    Post # 6
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I think its really pretty. I’d wear it.

    Post # 7
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2016 - Virmond Park

    @AngelR88:  I like it. I would consider blinging it up with (perhaps) a statement necklace and flashy earrings, etc. I really think it does need to be dressier, though.

    Post # 8
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    What is the fabric of that dress? So long as the dress isn’t a cotton or cotton sateen, I think its formal enough since it’s only black tie optional.  I think it could be formal enough if you pair it with some big, funky jewelry.  A chuncky necklace and a cocktail ring or statement earrings and a big cuff or bracelet.

    Post # 9
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Just wondering – why do people think an obviously floor length strapless evening gown isn’t dressy enough? This looks like a formal BCBG dress to me.

    Post # 10
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Dress is much much too casual for black tie.

    That being said, black tie optional doesn’t exist, so wear whatever the heck you want.

    Post # 11
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I think it’s a great dress! As long as it’s not cotton (can’t tell in the pic)

    Post # 13
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2016

    @classyashley:  i believe black tie optional indicates you have the option of wearing a tuxedo (or equally formal female counterpart) and you would fit in, but you are not required by the host to wear one. i think you’re saying you don’t like the concept of black tie optional, but it does exist. it doesn’t mean you have the option of black tie and if not a hawaiian shirt is cool too.

    to OP, i like it. if everyone is dressed to the nines you won’t be a sore thumb in a full length fitted gown. some will be dressed up more, some less.

    Post # 14
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2016

    @AngelR88:  adding your description from the last post, sounds very formal (and cool, love bcbg)

    Post # 16
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I don’t think that dress is formal enough for a black tie optional wedding.

    ETA: I just saw that this is a buffet wedding??? For “black tie optional”?? I would wear whatever you want lol

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